China, which has previously shut down video traffic on YouTube’s network without explanation, did so again Tuesday, according to Google.
“We don’t know the reason for the blockage,” said Scott Rubin, a spokesman for Google, which owns the video-sharing site. Rubin said the network in China began slowing Monday and was eventually halted by Tuesday morning. As of 5:30 p.m. Pacific time Tuesday, Google was still working to restore the service.
March marks a year since riots last erupted against Chinese rule in Tibet. Last week, a video purporting to show handcuffed Tibetan prisoners being beaten by Chinese policeman was released by the Tibetan government in exile. The video was posted on YouTube on March 20. It also contained graphic footage of a man who was burned with cigarettes and had a nail driven into his foot after he intervened to try to help a monk who was being beaten….